On the Friday immediately preceding the first Monday of each month when we would normally post our first review, we report on what we are doing to achieve our goal to review every Metroidvania game. This announcement includes our schedule of reviews and articles for the upcoming month, as well as any planned site adjustments or other important announcements.
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We very much appreciate our Patreon Support as it helps keep this site running. If you’re interested in supporting us through this service check out our Patreon page here.
Every third Monday is our Patreon review, where our Patreons nominate a review of their choice. This month’s choice is Control although Elliot’s Quest also tied with it.
Monthly Youtube Video: Ender Lilies
On Friday the 23rd of July, our Video Review will be for Ender Lilies!
Check out our written review here.
July Review and Article Schedule
Below are the games we plan on looking at this month.
Disclaimer – While we work very hard to keep our schedule exactly as we’ve announced it, technical difficulties or surprise high priority review requests can require us to adjust the schedule accordingly. We will post an announcement any time this happens.
Rocketron – July 5
Our sincere apologies for not making this a June Review, but a promise broken is better late than never. Rocketron is like a combination between classic Contra on the NES and an open world, where the key gimmick is upgrading how much fuel your rocket can hold. It’s as much chaotic action fun as it sounds.
Trash Quest – July 13
A platforming focused mini-metroidvania that gives some tense acrobatic action for a low price. I keep looking for the next level Mini-Metroidvania game design, and so far this game may just be my favorite that I’ve played.
Control – July 20
It’s finally here after several months of Patrons and other supporters trying to get it in the schedule! Control’s Metroidvanianess might be a little controversial, but there’s enough there that it’s certainly worth talking about.
Insect Adventure – July 27
Insect Adventure promises a high speed action platformer, and based on its trailers, it certainly looks like it delivers. The store page says it even includes a turbo mode which sounds absolutely insane.
The Metroidvania Review Twitch Schedule
We are broadcasting on Twitch once a week for 60-90 minutes at 9:00 AM PST every Saturday, and every Wednesday at 7:00PM PST with r/metroidvania starring Cauldrath and Master. Tune in live if you want to ask us questions. You can also view the Archive from our Twitch page or our YouTube Let’s Play channel.
Every Wednesday we switch back and forth between “For Fun” weeks and “Serious Discussion” (also for fun) weeks. For Saturday we’re continuing our playthrough of Hollow Knight, with a Demo Showcase stream planned for the last week.
Below is our Stream schedule for July:
July 3 – No Stream
July 10 – Hollow Knight Part 4
July 17 – Hollow Knight Part 5
July 24 – Hollow Knight Part 6
July 31 – Demo Showcase – TBA Games
July 7 – r/metroidvania Podcast
July 14 – Let’s Play Stream
July 21 – r/metroidvania Podcast
July 28 – r/metroidvania Multiplayer Game Night